Gerontological Nursing

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Quiz 19 :

The Endocrine System

Quiz 19 :

The Endocrine System

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The healthcare provider suggests that an older patient with type 2 diabetes mellitus begin a walking program. What should the nurse include when teaching the patient about this program? Select all that apply.
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An older patient with type 2 diabetes mellitus has a capillary blood glucose level of 44 mg/dL. What is the nurse's priority action? What should the patient ingest to provide an immediate source of carbohydrate?
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The nurse is performing a blood glucose test on an older patient with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Which are manifestations of hyperglycemia? Select all that apply.
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The nurse is planning interventions to achieve the goal of maintaining glycemic control for an older patient with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Which interventions will the nurse include in this patient's plan of care? Select all that apply.
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The nurse is preparing a teaching plan for a patient with type 2 diabetes mellitus regarding proper foot care. Which instructions should the nurse include in this plan? Select all that apply.
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The healthcare provider has ordered a monofilament test on a patient with diabetes mellitus. What should be included in the nurse's instruction?
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An older patient has been diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. Which treatment will the nurse anticipate?
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The home health nurse assesses signs of hypoglycemia in an older patient. Which factors could cause this phenomenon? Select all that apply.
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Which dietary guideline would be important for the nurse to instruct a patient with diabetes mellitus?
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The nurse is caring for an older patient with type 2 diabetes mellitus. What is the teaching priority for this patient?
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While conducting a health interview the nurse suspects an older patient might be experiencing diabetes. What comment did the patient make that could indicate this diagnosis?
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Metformin has been prescribed for an older patient with renal insufficiency and a new diagnosis of type 2 diabetes mellitus. What is the nurse's priority action?
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The nurse is preparing discharge teaching for an older patient receiving insulin injections for diabetes. What should the nurse teach the patient about the insulin?
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The lab results for an older patient indicate a glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) result of 6.5%. What is the nurse's best response to the patient?
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The nurse is performing an admission assessment on an older patient with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Which assessment data is a risk factor for hypothyroidism? Select all that apply.
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During a home visit the nurse learns that an older patient with type 2 diabetes mellitus and chronic renal failure is experiencing headache, polydipsia, and lethargy. What is the most important assessment that the nurse should make at this time?
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The nurse teaches an older patient with type 2 diabetes mellitus how to manage their diabetes when becoming acutely ill with a cold or other infection. Which statements indicate that instruction has been effective? Select all that apply.
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An older male patient with type 2 diabetes mellitus wants to know if he can have an alcoholic drink. What information should the nurse provide about alcohol intake with diabetes? Select all that apply.
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Why should the nurse counsel an older patient with a history of occasional high blood glucose levels to stop smoking?
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An older patient diagnosed with type 2 diabetes mellitus has been prescribed a combination of long and short-acting insulin. What should be included in the nurse's medication instruction?
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